SEBASTIAN HASSETT 9:41pm Alessandro Del Piero’s stay with Sydney FC will come to an end at the conclusion of the season after the club’s board decided against offering the Italian superstar a contract extension.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT 11:18pm Sydney FC coach Frank Farina admits his players were “scared” after failing to secure victory against 10-man Brisbane Roar at Allianz Stadium.
DOMINIC BOSSI 5:01pm Western Sydney Wanderers striker Brendon Santalab is in contention to play against Adelaide United on Saturday despite being under investigation for alleged racial abuse directed at Sydney FC's Ali Abbas.
DOMINIC BOSSI 9:25pm It was once the only genuine derby in the A-League.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT 9:33pm Although only the diehards stayed up late enough to watch the Wanderers' midweek ACL win over Guizhou, that result will have done wonders for squad confidence.
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10:37pm Alessandro Del Piero's A-League stint with Sydney FC is reportedly set to end at the conclusion of this season.
Angela Habashy 11:12pm Sydney FC have held a 10-man Brisbane Roar to a 1-1 draw in an action packed clash at Allianz stadium.
Shane Brady 6:59pm Live coverage as Sydney FC host runaway leaders the Brisbane Roar at Allianz Stadium.
Angela Habashy 6:02pm Newcastle coach Clayton Zane has yet to settle on a starting line-up for Saturday's derby against the Central Coast but is torn youth and experience.
Ben McKay 5:12pm Newly installed goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas has backed Melbourne Victory to end its long run without a clean sheet.
Cathy Walshe 4:17pm Contract negotiations have taken a back seat for Stein Huysegems as Wellington Phoenix look to secure a spot in the A-League play-offs.
Angela Habashy 4:16pm Western Sydney striker Brendon Santalab has been caught up in a probe into racial vilification but coach Tony Popovic says he's likely to play on Saturday.
3:37pm Melbourne Victory striker Jesse Makarounas hopes Kenny Lowe can turn around Perth Glory's flailing A-League season – but not this weekend.
9:59am Tim Sherwood's prospects of remaining in the Tottenham Hotspur manager's job long-term were not helped as his side lost 3-1 at home to Benfica in their Europa League last 16, first leg on Thursday.
LEE GASKIN 4:51pm Former ACTAS women's football coach Ray Junna says he did not quit his position, but Capital Football is adamant he tendered his resignation when he applied for an assistant coaching role with A-League club Brisbane Roar.
Mark Ogden 1:17pm Robin van Persie has broken his silence on his future at Manchester United with a defiant riposte aimed at banishing rumours of his unhappiness at Old Trafford and discontent with manager David Moyes.
9:18am Denmark coach Morten Olsen will not take any action against Nicklas Bendtner following allegations the striker abused a taxi driver on a drunken night out in Copenhagen on Tuesday. However, the Telegraph in London reports that Bendtner faces the wrath of his club manager Arsene Wenger and also a heavy fine of up to £100,000 ($184,000).
3:47pm Former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona was arrested in London on Wednesday following reports of assault, British media reported.
3:56pm FIFA president Sepp Blatter has described the people who let off flares in football stadiums off as arsonists.
12:47am A German court convicted Uli Hoeness of tax evasion on Thursday and sentenced the football manager who turned Bayern Munich into one of the world's most successful clubs to three-and-a-half years in jail.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT The memory of two thumping defeats this season will provide ample motivation for Sydney FC against league leaders Brisbane Roar on Friday night, says defender Sebastian Ryall.
Angela Habashy The FFA has given the Western Sydney Wanderers player accused by Ali Abbas of racial vilification until Monday to respond to the claims.
Ben McKay Melbourne Heart boss John van 't Schip knows his team is just one mistake away from missing the A-League finals. Not that he seems overly concerned.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT Central Coast’s stunning midweek win in the Asian Champions League could be the catalyst for a major domestic turnaround, according to coach Phil Moss, starting with Saturday’s F3 Derby.
DOMINIC BOSSI Alessandro Del Piero has been banned from wearing his personalised captain's armband which features the logo of his clothing line.
Ben McKay After their four-match A-League winning streak came to an end in Newcastle, Melbourne Heart boss John van 't Schip has urged his players to rebound.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT It's extraordinary to think Frank Farina could lift his side to second if they win this clash, yet could fall out of the six if they lose.
Angela Habashy Brisbane have already put nine goals past Sydney this season but Roar coach Mike Mulvey is calling on his charges to be even more ruthless on Saturday.
WILL BRODIE The pundits and bookmakers have Chelsea favourites to win the EPL title. Despite manager Jose Mourinho’s best efforts – he said “No, it is not possible” on February 24 – most pundits expect the Stamford Bridge crew to EPL glory by May.
DOMINIC BOSSI Just eight years ago, the career of the now international footballer was languishing on constructions sites in Melbourne.
MICHAEL COCKERILL There's always been a regal air about Joe Marston, which is just as well. He's as close to footballing royalty as we've got.
Barcelona eased into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 4-1 aggregate victory over Manchester City.
A Zimbabwean prophet launches a legal claim over claims he had predicted that Liverpool would win the EPL title.
Adrian Warren Western Sydney Wanderers recorded one of the great results in their short history with a famous 1-0 Asian Champions League away win over China's Guizhou Renhe.
Adrian Warren Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic has praised his players for their courage and self-belief after the club's first Asian Champions League win.
MATT BUNGARD The fourth round of FIFA World Cup 2014 ticket sales has begun, with tickets to Australia's group matches being snapped up in minutes.
Ben McKay A late Kosta Barbarouses goal has earned Melbourne Victory a point against Korean side Jeonbuk Motors.
DOMINIC BOSSI Sydney FC coach Frank Farina has no doubt that Ali Abbas was the victim of a racial insult by a Western Sydney Wanderers player but said the incident would never have attracted media interest or warranted a formal investigation if the alleged perpetrator apologised during the match.
Ryland James Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger slams Arjen Robben as Gunners bow out of the Champions League against Bayern Munich.
Justin Chadwick Perth Glory skipper Jacob Burns says he wants to remain at the struggling club despite being involved in a series of feuds this A-League season.
There's always been a regal air about Joe Marston, which is just as well. He's as close to footballing royalty as we've got.
This next sentence isn’t particularly pleasant, but it needs to be said to explain why Ali Abbas detonated as he did last Saturday night.
The Hair Dryer: Sydney FC coach Frank Farina is disappointed allegations of racism has overshadowed his team's momentous victory over Western Sydney Wanderers.
Struggles on the pitch and controversies off it point to waning of golden era, writes Oliver Brown in Barcelona.
All too the Asian Champions League has looked as though it's just too much trouble.
Manchester United made a rod for their own back by capitulating and handing Wayne Rooney a fortune to stay at the club with a new five-year contract. That is being borne out by the problem they now face with Robin van Persie.